'''Levi Coffin''' (October 28, 1798 – September 16, 1877) was an American Quaker
, Abolitionism in the United States|abolitionist
, businessman, and humanitarian. He was an active leader in the Underground Railroad
and was given the unofficial title of "President of the Underground Railroad." An estimated three thousand fugitive slaves are believed to have reported to have passed through his care. The Levi Coffin House|Coffin home
in Fountain City, Indiana
, is often called the "Grand Central Station" of the Underground Railroad.
Born in North Carolina
, Coffin was exposed to and developed an opposition to slavery as a child. He followed his family and immigrated to Indiana in 1826, following the slavery|slaveholders' Religious persecution|persecution
. In Indiana he became a local business leader, merchant, and farmer. Coffin's accumulated wealth from his business interests...